Handmade jewellery & cross stitch patterns inspired by history, nature & science

I am very sad to announce that I have to suspend sales outside the UK, for the time being. This is due to the customs fees which will now be charged, post-Brexit. I very much hope that I will be able to send orders overseas again, at some point in the future. Sincerely, Helen Historiana.

Selected Gallery

Simurgh feathers persian earrings

Persian 13th-century ‘simurgh’ tail feathers motif

Lindisfarne Gospel pendant

Lindisfarne gospel 8th century manuscript page motif pendant necklace


Tiffany stained glass oval earrings

Tiffany irises stained glass design


Arsenical floral earrings

Victorian 'Arsenical wallpaper' bouquet earrings

Haeckel siphonphore pendant

Ernst Haeckel siphonophore, deep glass pendant


Algae Cyanotype by Anna Atkins, deep glass earrings


primula sinensis

Primula sinensis deep glass earrings


Victorian stained glass daisies

Victorian Stained glass daisies, from Wallingford, Oxfordshire

Medieval manuscript decorative flourish earrings